The original purpose of your beloved dog breed 

Wally Conron intentionally crossed two dog breeds to produce a hypoallergenic guide dog—a hybrid of a labrador retriever and a poodle.  

Although the labradoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), 193 other breeds are.  

A "breed standard" is also used by the club to record features including temperament and physical appearance. 

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Held annually at Madison Square Garden since 1877, the prestigious Westminster Dog Show rewards specific breeds from among the 193 that are recognized.  

Some dogs have proven they are worthy of the title of Best in Show year after year of competition.  

The Wire Fox Terrier, with fifteen Best in Show awards, and the Kerry Blue Terrier, better known as "Mick," are two that have distinguished themselves. 

With the pet, the Australian dog breeder admits he unleashed a "Frankenstein monster" that ushered in the era of designer canines in the 1980s, like Pandora's box.  

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